Dr. Graziano Chesi

Address: Dr. Graziano Chesi

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (CYC Bldg, Room 609)

University of Hong Kong

Pokfulam Road













Research interests:

Algebraic/geometric methods; BMI (bilinear matrix inequality); Computational/numerical methods; Computer vision; Genetic networks; Hilbert’s 17th problem; Hybrid systems; LMI (linear matrix inequality); Linear systems (including analysis, control); NMI (nonlinear matrix inequality); Nonlinear systems (including analysis, control, domain of attraction); Optimization (including convex optimization, optimization algorithms); Polynomials (including polynomial matrices, polynomial methods, polynomial systems); Robotics; SDP (Semidefinite programming); SOS (Sum of squares); Stereo vision (including geometry estimation, motion estimation); Switched systems; Systems biology; Uncertain systems (including robust stability, robust performance, robust control); Visual servoing


Graziano Chesi received the Laurea in Information Engineering from the University of Florence in 1997 and the Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2001. He was with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Siena during 2000-2006 and then he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong. He was a visiting scientist at the Department of Engineering of the University of Cambridge during 1999-2000 and at the Department of Information Physics and Computing of the University of Tokyo during 2001-2004. He was the recipient of the Best Student Award of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Florence in 1997. Dr. Chesi has served as Associate Editor for Automatica, BMC Research Notes, the European Journal of Control, the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and Systems and Control Letters. Also, he has served as Guest Editor of the Special Issues on Positive Polynomials in Control (IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control), Systems Biology (International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control), and Visual Servoing (Mechatronics). Dr. Chesi is the Founder and the Chair of the Technical Committee on Systems with Uncertainty of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is author of the book "Homogeneous Polynomial Forms for Robustness Analysis of Uncertain Systems" (Springer, 2009), editor of the book "Visual Servoing via Advanced Numerical Methods" (Springer, 2010), and author of the book "Domain of Attraction: Analysis and Control via SOS Programming" (Springer, 2011). He is first author in more than 100 publications.